Overview
  • Kedarnath Temple is one of the holy places recognized among the twelve Jyotirlingas and is located in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand in the Rudraprayag district. Kedarnath Temple is one of the most religiously significant temples of Lord Shiva. Located at a height of 3,584 meters above sea level in the mesmerizing land of Kedarnath on the banks of the river Mandakini, this historic temple invites travelers from different parts of the world who embark on a pilgrimage. Indeed, in this writing, you will learn everything you need to know about the history, religious importance, and adventurous sightseeing of Kedarnath, in addition to other important religious sites such as Gaurikund, Rudraprayag, and Haridwar.

  • In terms of cultural and spiritual tourism, the Kedarnath Temple is rich in cultural heritage, depicted by its stone architecture. The original name was “Kedar Khand,” and the location hosts many myths and folklore stories. According to legends, this temple was constructed by the Pandavas, who fought and lost the great war of the Mahabharata at Kurukshetra. The present structure of the temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya in the eighth century AD when Hinduism revived and he established the four sacred shrines of Hindus, among them Kedarnath.

  • The temple of Pancharan is constructed in devotion to Lord Shiva as Kedar, referred to as the Lord of Kedar Khand. It is believed that to expiate the sin done during the battlefield of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas came to seek Lord Shiva’s darshan. Shiva, angry and unable to forgive them, disguised himself as a bull and resided deep in the Garhwal Himalayas. He wished to commit suicide but was found by the Pandavas, and out of shame, he burrowed into the earth and emerged only with his hump at Kedarnath. The other parts of his body emerged in four other places, called the Panch Kedar.

  • Kedarnath is not only a temple but a manifest form of Shakti, or energy, a sacred site that offers ample knowledge about spirituality. Even tourists visiting the Kedarnath temple feel a sense of purity, perhaps due to the vibrations of good karma. The temple is also one of the 275 arrow-proof and gigantic temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the world, further enhancing its importance.

  • Kedarnath is a worthy destination to visit, but the experience of reaching there is quite fulfilling. The trek starts in Gaurikund, located at an altitude of about 6473 feet above sea level. This is not merely the starting point of the trek but is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites. According to one legend, this is where Lord Shiva declared his affection for the goddess Parvati. Another legend states that Parvati spent years in meditation to win Shiva’s love. Furthermore, this is where Lord Ganesha got his famous elephant head. Gaurikund has hot water facilities for baths, giving the first purging to trekkers before they step onto the pilgrim trek.

  • It is about sixteen km from Gaurikund to reach Kedarnath, and the track is rocky and a combination of a moderate to steep climb, which makes it attractive to adventure lovers. This well-designed trail offers stunning views of the snow-clad mountains, green wooded areas, and gushing waterfalls. While on the trek, trekkers get to cross beautiful villages, adding to the cultural significance and hospitality of the inhabitants. There are numerous postcard places on the route with food stalls and resting points offering tea and other local delicacies. The boosting spirit from fellow trekkers, the fresh mountain air, and the anticipation of reaching the holy temple make the trek a fully rewarding and challenging experience.


Brief Itinerary :

  • Day 01: Haridwar / Rishikesh to Sonprayag via Devprayag 
  • Day 02: Kedarnath Trek : Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
  • Day 03: Kedarnath - Sonprayag 
  • Day 04: Sonprayag - Rishikesh / Haridwar  

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3 Nights 4 Days 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, and more Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
Date/Cost
  • May: 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 
  • June: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 
  • July: 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • September: 7, 11, 14, 18,  21, 24, 28 
  • October: 2, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 30 

Cost:

Standard Package: Sonprayag 2* Hotel Stay with Dinner & Breakfast & Attached Washroom, Kedarnath Dormitory Stay with Common Washroom, no Dinner & Breakfast.

  •  Quad Sharing: 9,999/- 
  •  Triple Sharing: 10,499/-
  •  Dual Sharing: 11,499/-

Deluxe Package: ​Sonprayag & Kerdarnath 3* Hotel with Dinner & Breakfast & Attached Washroom

  • Quad Sharing: 11,999/- 
  • Triple Sharing: 12,499/- 
  • Dual Sharing: 13,499/- 

Note: Kedarnath Stay will be near Temple on Quad/Penta/Hexa or more sharing in a single room despite opting for Dual/Triple sharing. Dual/Triple sharing is only valid at Sonprayag Hotel Stay.


Ad-on (Per person):

  • Delhi Pickup and Drop by AC Semi Sleeper Volvo: 1600/- per person
  • Add one day stay in Rishikesh with Dinner, Breakfast, and 16 km White Water River Rafting @2500 per person 
  • Advance Helicopter Bookings Cost: ₹10,000/- Two-way subject to availability.
  • One way Horse/Poter: 1200 - 3000 per person
  • Get the Best Deals on round-trip flight & train tickets to Delhi from your city.

Note: Pay 5000/- to block your seats and pay the rest 15 days before the event.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation: Surface transfer via Tempo Traveler / Cab
  • Accommodations: Hotel Accommodations in Guptkashi and Kedarnath on a Double/ Triple/Quad/Penta/Hexa sharing basis as per the Itinerary.
  • Meal Plans: 6 meals (Day 2 Dinner, Day 3 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 4 Breakfast + Dinner, Day 5 Breakfast)
  • Activities: Kedarnath Trekking
  • Sightseeing as per Itinerary. 
  • Toll taxes and parking charges.
  • Driver Allowances.
  • All necessary permits.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • 5% GST
  • Sonprayag to Gaurikund Sumo Fare (Rs 30-40)
  • Yatra registration as per required. (https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in/)
  • Any porter, pony, palki, or helicopter tickets.
  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
  • Any Entry tickets at exploration sites. 
  • Any adventures activities
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any kind of tips
  • Any other services not specified above in Inclusions. 
Itinerary
Day 01: Haridwar / Rishikesh to Sonprayag 
  • 04:00 - 05:00 AM: Pickup from Haridwar (Deen Dayal Parking) 
  • 06:30 AM: Pickup from Rishikesh (Tapovan)
  • Starting your onward journey to Sonprayag
  • We make the journey via the Devprayag and Rudraprayag route, which offers us breathtaking glimpses of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini.
  • One interesting fact is that the river Mandakini originates from Kedarnath, which only adds to the spiritual energy and aura that makes this entire trip special.
  • Visit Dhari Devi Temple and continue our journey to Sonprayag.
  • Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the evening.
  • Overnight stay at Sonprayag. (Meals: Unlimited Dinner)
Day 02: Kedarnath Trek : Sonprayag - Gaurikund - Kedarnath
  • Trek19 km || Alt 3384 m
  • After early morning 3 AM breakfast, today we will go to Kedarnath. To reach Kedarnath you will have two options. One is by trekking and the other is by Air via Helicopter (at your own cost).
  • The journey towards Gaurikund begins at Sonprayag, the bus will drop us at the Sonprayag parking (sometimes when there is huge traffic it makes sense to walk to the parking).
  • From Sonprayag we will have to take a sharing sumo to reach Gaurikund. This line is generally long and takes 1-2 hrs in the queue. The cost per person is 50-60rs.
  • Start your trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath (by Pony / Doli / Helicopter at your own cost).
  • The moderate-level trek starts from Gaurikhand and continues to Kedarnath for about 19 km.
  • Trekkers must take care of their physical fitness before embarking on the trek to Kedarnath as trekkers with cardiovascular problems and respiratory issues are circumvented and avoided for the trek. The high altitude can generate several health issues that can be life-threatening. To enjoy a safe and sound trek, trekkers must attain a fitness certificate from the medical officers. After trekking for around 19 km, we reach Kedarnath in the evening approximately at 6 PM, and report at the hotel.
  • Please note that every trekker has their own speed of trekking, we will give you your hotel details for Kedarnath's stay. Please report directly at the hotel.
  • If you arrive early, enjoy the evening aarti offered to Lord Shiva satiates the environment with faith, dedication, and spirituality.
  • Overnight stay at Kedarnath. (Meals: Unlimited Breakfast and Limited Dinner)
Day 03: Kedarnath - Sonprayag
  • Trek 19 km || Alt 3384 m
  • We can bid prayers to the Kedarnath at the time of sunrise. Standing in the queue to offer devotion to Lord Shiva for a few hours is worth the wait.
  • As soon as we step out of Kedarnath temple, we must descend towards Gaurikund.
  • After reaching Gaurikund, take the shared sumo to Sonprayag and meet the bus driver at the Sonprayag bus parking.
  • In a group, we understand it's difficult for everyone to match the same pace for trekking. However, after a 38 km trek, it doesn't make sense to make everyone wait for everyone. We will give you a time frame to return to the parking. People arriving late can take a private cab to the hotel.
  • (Meals: Limited Breakfast and Unlimited Dinner)
Day 04: Sonprayag - Rishikesh/Haridwar
  • Drive 210 km || 6-8 Hours
  • Have your last breakfast and depart for Haridwar/Rishikesh.
  • Afterward this soul-nourishing journey to Kedarnath we shall bid adieu to each other from Haridwar.
  • We shall reach by 6-8 pm at Haridwar. This journey and this trek are going to change you and your inner self. This trek is going to fill us with immense peace, calm, and happiness as if lord Shiva has blessed us. All hail lord Shiva. (Meals: Unlimited Breakfast)

Things to carry :

Mandatory Documents

  • Medical Certificate
  • Govt ID card with name and address
  • Self-declared form

Bags

  • Backpack (40-60 liters)

Footwear

  • Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support.
  • Socks (3 pairs): 2 pairs of cotton (for trekking) + 1 woolen pair (used only for sleeping)Sandals/Slippers for walking around

Clothes

  • Trek pants (2) including the one you are wearing.
  • Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing)
  • Preferably light, full-sleeved t-shirts.
  • Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full-sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket.
  • Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower (optional)

Accessories

  • Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in the mountains)
  • Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears)
  • Hand gloves: (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.)
  • Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.

Other Toiletries

  • (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)
  • Headlamp/LED torch(Mandatory)
  • Camera: Carry all accessories - spare batteries, charger, etc.
  • Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each.
  • Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. You can also rent a wooden stick from Gaurikund.
  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Personal Medical Kit

  • Mandatory. All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as little as possible.

Health & Safety:

  • Before starting the trek, calculate your BMI (Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9)
  • Health and Safety checks mentioned below should be made before getting prepared for the trek
  • A balanced mind and body are the first things that should be given importance before taking off because this is what will bring out the best of you in every condition.
  • Your body should be fit enough to cover the entire trek with the backpacks on your back along with your body weight. That is why proper stamina and strength are needed. Also, trekking is done on uneven multi-terrains and not on smooth paths. So to gain leg strength, perform simple squats.
  • Flexibility is very important when it comes to trekking. Good flexibility will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing river crossings, etc. Attain flexibility by simply stretching or doing yoga.
  • As the Himalayan treks are ascending and descending the slopes, you will need a proper transmission of Oxygen from the lungs and heart to the body muscles. For this, trekkers should have good cardiovascular endurance that can be gained by doing cardio exercises like running, swimming, cycling, etc.

Payment Details :

UPI ID: 7387523876@paytm

Net Banking:

  • Name - Nitin Yadav
    Bank Name - HDFC BANK
    ACC No - 50100220035954
    IFSC code - HDFC0000084

Please send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number 7387523876   for confirmation, we will then share a form for the final booking procedure.


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

NO REFUND SHALL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE INITIAL BOOKING AMOUNT FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. HOWEVER IF FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE THEN,

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the trip's start date, 50% of the trip cost will be refunded within 5-7 working days.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the trip's start date, 25% of the trip cost will be refunded within 5-7 working days.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the trip's start date, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees. No refund will be processed.
  • In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets can be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If we cancel the TRIP, only the TRIP AMOUNT will be refunded.

Trekhievers Policy:

  • A complete schedule of the trek will be given to the registered participants 12 Hours prior on WhatsApp.
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case of any unavoidable circumstance.
  • The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
Pickup point
Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, India View on Map
Filter
Long Backpacking Tours
Duration
5 to 8 Days
Tour Type
Group Tours, Privates Tours, Family Tours, Kids Tours
Destination
Uttarakhand
Trek Difficulty
Moderate
Uttarakhand Destinations
Rishikesh, Chopta, Kedarnath, Tunganath